Jan 25, 2010

The Week in Words

Melissa at Breath of Life has started The Week in Words.  The rules are simple:

Just write a post of the quote(s) that spoke to you during the week (attributed, of course) and link back here. They can be from any written source, i.e. magazine, newspaper, blog, book. The only requirement is that they be words you read.

Simply include anything that touched you, made you laugh, made you see something in a different way, whatever.  Here are a few of mine for the week:

"I want to share my own personal belief with you on these matters. Whereas I am sure there were those who were in no way prepared to meet their God on Tuesday, January 12th, there were also many, many people who were blessed by that reunion. God loves His children. The poor who have struggled, the hungry, the oppressed–all have found rest in His arms. Even the most wicked men and women–those who were not following His commandments–experienced a taste of mercy by leaving this difficult existence, if nothing else by being prevented from sinning further."

Did God Punish Haiti by Daron Fraley

"No, I don’t have answers to the tragedies of this temporary existence we call our earthly home. But may I offer a “temporary” answer that, for me, brings permanent peace. When I remember that this place; this existence we call mortality is just a temporary home filled with windows and rooms, and that we’re merely passing through on our way to something greater; when I remember that this is just a stop on the way to where God lives, and although sometimes we’re afraid, and sometimes life isn’t what we expect it to be; when I remember this...that there is a plan, an eternal plan of happiness...I feel peace."

Our Temporary home by Jodi Marie Robinson

"One of my favorite quotes came from an author I know by the name of Ginny Smith. She said, “God has plans for your writing, and they are better than any plans you have for yourself. Let him be in charge and let Him delight you with what He has in store.” Realize that there is something bigger than just yourself out there helping you to create, and when you open yourself to “The Great Creator” You will write better than you ever can on your own."

Introducing Karen E. Hoover by Day to Day with Valor Publishing

"But behold, the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love."

Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 2:15

"When the apples in a barrel rot, it is not enough to throw away half of the spoiled apples from the barrel and replace them with fresh apples on top."

The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball

Visit Breath of Life to see other participants, or to share your own week in words.


Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Thanks for playing along!

Tristi said...

Those are great. Thanks for sharing!

M. Gray said...

I liked what Daron had to say about Haiti. Those were sweet words.

L.T. Elliot said...

My favorite quote recently:

“[My grandfather] would have said there are people who like the idea of a vengeful God as long as that vengeance is directed at someone else. He would have also said that Christianity is best defined not by what its adherents should believe, but what they do with that belief. It’s the love they display and the help they provide, regardless of where that love and help is needed.

He would have indeed said that Haiti has its evils. There are thin places in this world where other worlds meet and linger, and those are the places that must be tread upon lightly. Haiti is a thin place. But he would also say there are thin places within each of us as well, where good and evil clash and struggle.

Yes, he would say, Haiti is dark. But so are we.”
--Billy Coffey, Haiti, Pat Robertson, and Thin Places

Susanne said...

The apple quote really spoke to me. Thanks for sharing,

Jen said...

This is so fun, I might have to try it out!

Love your blog!

Keith Fisher said...

Great quotes. I too liked the quote from Miracle of Forgiveness.

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